World Cup-winning US midfielder Rose Lavelle has been signed by Manchester City on Tuesday. She is a part of the National Women’s Soccer League but has joined the club outside NWSL. This week, she had joined OL Reign from Washington Spirit and this leads to the Reign controlling Lavelle’s future in NWSL. Lavelle stated that the main motive to join the club was to compete in the Champions League and tournaments across England. She is the second to join City from United States after Sam Mewis. Lavelle is considered as one of the best midfielders in the world. Joining the club will help her push her limits and develop her game, she stated. Also playing alongside some talented players will be a pro as well.
Helping the team to reach quarter-finals, Lavelle competed in 21 tournaments in three seasons. She has also appeared 45 times scoring 12 goals in the US national team. Gareth Taylor, the manager of Manchester City stated that Lavelle’s performance in her country team and club portrays the talents she has. He added how signing her would be beneficial for the team. During the last World Cup which was held in France, she netted three goals against Netherlands after which the US took away its fourth world title. The new NWSL season will begin on 6th September, 2020.
Last season in FA Women’s National League, City lost to Chelsea finishing up as runners-up of the season. Jade Moore, who is also departing the states has joined Atletico Madrid. She has joined taking a loan from Orlando Pride as she signed with the club in March and has not made any appearances for them yet. Moore said that she was excited to join Orlando Pride but due to COVID-19 she has not even had a chance to meet the team. Joining the training with the team was difficult and so she decided to join Atletico.
Rosemary Kathleen Lavelle, who is 25 is a soccer player for the United States national team. Lavelle has been awarded the Bronze Ball for her game during the 2019 World Cup. In 2019, the Best FIFA Football Awards titled her as Sixth Best Player in the world. She also joined the 2019 FIFA FIFPro World XI. In 2017, she was signed by Boston Breakers and then joined Washington Spirit in 2018. Now, she is with Manchester City and will be appearing in the 2020-21 season of FA WSL. Manchester City is one of the most dominant teams in Women’s Football winning the league in 2016. They have also claimed the Women’s FA Cup and two WSL cups. Headed by Gareth Taylor and assisted by Alan Mahon, we are waiting to see the club perform in the upcoming season.